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God Will Never Fail Us

God Will Never Fail Us

Humanity will fail us. But God never will.This is an understanding my parents instilled in me as a young girl. The pain we can experience from people who we should be able to trust can inflict some of the deepest wounds. The injustices we experience in life can keep us from growing and bring permanent resentments, isolation, separation, and even despair. When betrayal or disloyalty or sexual abuse occur in a family and among its most trusted members, the pain is unthinkable. Unimaginable. Unnatu...
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How Little Is More Than Enough

How Little Is More Than Enough

In the midst of the great big crisis we are living through, it isn’t necessarily the great big things we do that will ultimately make the biggest difference.As the apostles huddled together in hiding while Jesus died on Calvary, their world probably felt like it was falling apart in a very big way. The One who Peter had proclaimed as the Son of the living God, the Master who had healed, taught, even raised Lazarus from the dead…their friend…was gone…and the authorities...
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Like Juan Diego We Are Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Like Juan Diego We Are Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

When Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego on Tepeyac hill, she asked that a church be built on the site. She told Juan Diego,“I want very much that they build my sacred little house here, in which I will show Him, I will exalt Him on making Him manifest, I will give Him to all people in all my personal love, Him that is my compassionate gaze, Him that is my help, Him that is my salvation.”This church was to be a place of encounter. It is where Christ would be made present...
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Our Identity as Catholics Is Formed in the Home

Our Identity as Catholics Is Formed in the Home

As the Gospel wrapped up, we took our seats and waited with bated breath for the homily to begin. It was the first Sunday after the latest round of news broke, pulling the curtain back once again on a shockingly evil secret within our Church. We sat on the edge of the pew waiting for our parish priest to say something, anything, to help us make some sense of the mess our Church found itself in, and yet to our amazement the topic wasn’t even addressed. There was no disgust, no outrage, no p...
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Why I Love the Church: Sharing the Good News with Children During a Time of Crisis

Why I Love the Church: Sharing the Good News with Children During a Time of Crisis

As a cradle Catholic who has fallen in love with my faith more and more as I’ve grown older, breaking news of sin and scandal in the Church breaks my heart. It breaks even more when such acts are committed by people who minister in the name of Christ and of the Church. I weep for the evil that has slithered its way into what is good and holy.Saint Paul tells us, “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? … I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers...
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Meeting for the Protection of Minors in the Church: What you need to know

Meeting for the Protection of Minors in the Church: What you need to know

Dear Friend,This morning at the Vatican, Pope Francis opened The Meeting for The Protection of Minors in the Church. This three-day meeting will include Pope Francis and the presidents of the world’s bishops conferences, as well as others in the highest positions of responsibility in the Church. Through this meeting, all of us are called to be in solidarity above all with the victims, with their families, and with the ecclesial communities so wounded by the scandals.Lend an ear and listen ...
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Where the Light Is Always Shining

Where the Light Is Always Shining

 Hi. Touching the Sunrise has always been the image that speaks to me most clearly about the power of God saving me and the world right now and always, a love I can trust, you can trust, even in the midst of the greatest storms. That Sunrise is truly Jesus the Christ who took on our human reality in every difficult struggle we endure, in every joy that makes us sing.So perhaps you feel tossed about these days as you want to live as Jesus' disciple in the Church, yet are horrified and di...
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Worried? Here's the Phrase That Helped Me (Wisdom From my Mom)

Worried? Here's the Phrase That Helped Me (Wisdom From my Mom)

In my late thirties, I was sitting in my office, the entire building penetrated by an eerie silence. It was the day after 911 and the skies were silent. Uncertainty cloaked the country as the march toward war began.I felt so small, so really all alone, there in my small corner office writing a newsletter and working on a website.Tragedy and uncertainty can isolate us from others. We might lose perspective as larger-than-life problems take over our awareness. The present darkness may seem too big...
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Articles and Websites that Offer a Faith-filled Perspective

Articles and Websites that Offer a Faith-filled Perspective

A regularly updated list of helpful articles and websites that offer a truthful, faith-filled perspective on the clergy abuse crisis.
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Pastoral Tool for Addressing a Church Crisis: Listening and Prayer Sessions

Pastoral Tool for Addressing a Church Crisis: Listening and Prayer Sessions

A Listening/Prayer Session offers one way for a parish or parishes to gather people together to express their concerns and to offer them a model of how to pray through what they are experiencing. A model and downloadable guide for such a session is offered here.
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